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Lawyer Savage on case for gold

22July2002

Canadian welterweight boxer Ryan Savage has put his law studies on hold to take part in the Manchester Commonwealth Games.

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Savage and the nine other members of the Canadian boxing team arrived at the Forum Centre Wythenshawe, venue for the preliminary bouts, on Monday after spending a week training at the Rotunda Amateur Boxing Club in Liverpool.

The 26-year-old is a three-times national champion and confirmed he will continue studying towards becoming a sports lawyer after the Games, rather than turning professional.

My law firm has sponsored me to come here and given me time off to prepare, so I want to make sure its worth my while coming here, he said.

This is my first Commonwealth Games so I dont have the big Games experience, but I have fought at international events before and have represented Canada for eight years.

Im up for gold, he added. Im the most experienced guy in the Canadian team. I have the experience, so I think I have the potential to hit gold, but I have to be sharp in every fight.

We have a young team and Andrew Kooner is the only guy who has been to the Olympics in our team. It always depends on the draw, but we are confident of medals.

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